PHOTOS: Disney Celebrates 90 Years of Animation

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 Executive director John Lasseter, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Ed Catmull, General Manager, Walt Disney Animation Studios Andrew Millstein amongst Disney Legends, Frozen filmmakers, voice talent and artists onstage during the 90 Years of Disney Animation celebration at Walt Disney Studios on December 10, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Animation)

With its 53rd animated feature, Frozen, under its belt and resting comfortably at the top of the box office, Walt Disney Animation Studios held a private party honoring 90 years of animation in the Walt Disney Studios’ Legends Plaza last night. Kicking off with a screening of Frozen, the cocktail reception was hosted by Robert Iger, John Lasseter, Alan Horn and Ed Catmull and counted numerous Disney legends, filmmakers, artists and voice talent amongst its guests.

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D23 Expo: ‘Get A Horse!’ Newly Released Animation Cels in Hi-Res

Get A Horse!Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with these hi-res scans of newly released animation cels from the Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse!, which features the original voice of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney himself.

The black-and-white, hand-drawn short’s story follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal, Minnie, and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The gang is enjoying a musical haywagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows Get A Horse!up and tries to run them off the road.

The short recently made its world premiere and will be shown for the first time ever to public audiences in North America during the Disney Animation arena presentation at the Disney D23 Expo, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9-11, 2013.

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Netflix Adds New Disney Content; Will Offer Streaming During ‘Pay TV’ Window Starting 2016

Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios.

Beginning with its 2016 theatrically released feature films, new Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature titles will be made available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the pay TV window on multiple platforms, including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones. Also included in the agreement are high-profile Disney direct-to-video new releases, which will be made available on Netflix starting in 2013.

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Disney Studios Collectors Cards Series Now Available Exclusively for D23 Members

Disney Studios Collector SeriesDisney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, today announced the availability of a new 99 card series of trading cards celebrating the rich animation history of the Walt Disney Studios.

Each pack contains eight cards measuring 3″ x 4.5″ as well as a limited-edition, numbered mini-lithograph, described as a sericel-inspired translucent card. Packs also contain a special ‘Behind the Scenes with Becky Cline’ card which includes facts pulled from the Disney Studios Archive by Cline, the Archives Director.

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Treasures of Walt Disney Archives at Ronald Reagan Library Preview (Video, Photos)

Country Bear Jamboree, 'Fantasmic!' Maleficent Dragon Head , Mickey Mouse animatronic

On Friday, July 6, 2012, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library will debut its newest rotating exhibit in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, ‘D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library.’ This will represent the largest single, assembled collection of items from the Studio’s Archives ever on public display which is fitting as the Reagan Library’s Museum is the largest of its kind, welcoming more than half a million visitors annually and housing an actual Boeing 707 jet which served as Air Force One for several United States presidents, including Ronald Reagan, the last to use this specific plane.

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First ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Clip: ‘Get Us Out of Here!’

(L-R) Kanga, Roo, Owl, Tigger, Piglet (top), Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Rabbit © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, deep inside a hole, the entire gang is hopelessly stuck inside a hole and it’s up to poor innoventive Piglet to find a means to rescue his friends. So goes ‘Get Us Out of Here!,’ a new clip from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, Winnie the Pooh, marching into theaters on July 15, 2011.

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D23 Announces ‘Disney and Dickens’ Holiday Event at Walt Disney Studios, December 8

On Wednesday, December 8, Disney D23 members and their guests are invited to visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California for the rare opportunity to experience an area of the Studios rarely seen by the public. After check-in begins at 4:00 pm PT, guests will have the opportunity to explore the on-site Disney Store and Walt Disney Studios employee store before being escorted to the famed Legends Plaza where hot cider and other treats will be offered prior to the event’s start.

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D23 Announces Next Walt Disney Studios and Archives Tour for November 13; Tix Available Sept. 29

D23 Members will have the rare opportunity to enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour tour of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives, hosted by D23 and Archives staff. Guests will have the chance to stroll through the old Animation building where beloved films like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland were created, see the historic soundstages used for filming Disney classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and explore the beautiful Legends Plaza, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. There will be eight individual tours offered that day (9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm and 2 pm). A tour can accommodate 25 participants and lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours.

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New Trailer Released for Disney’s ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

Check out this new just-released trailer for the F/X driven The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios.

Dave (Jay Baruchel) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) recruits him as his reluctant protégé and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE.

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Video: Insider’s Look Into the Costumes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with Colleen Atwood

Oscar-winning costume designer and Tim Burton cohort Colleen Atwood provides a personal tour and insight for some of the costumes featured in Alice in Wonderland from Walt Disney Studios in this video. The video also features sketches and lots of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.

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